Paul Ryan and Catholic Social Teaching

Now that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has been introduced as Mitt Romney’s running mate, my previous articles on Ryan and Catholic social teaching have, unsurprisingly, been getting more hits. I wrote a series of articles after Ryan said that the principles by his federal budget framework are based upon Catholic social teaching.

Combined, I thought the articles represented a helpful view of the different views on how faith informs politics and public policy. So, for anyone looking for a good read on the issue, here are the links to all of those articles:

Paul Ryan: GOP Budget Based Upon Catholic Social Teaching

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/paul-ryan-gop-budget-based-upon-catholic-social-teaching-73069/#exdHm6DCsAmVBviT.99

Liberal Christians Disagree With Paul Ryan: GOP Budget Not Biblical

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/liberal-christians-disagree-with-paul-ryan-gop-budget-not-biblical-73248/#IZUHUTXsmZBZlvUh.99

Congresswoman DeLauro: Ryan Budget Contrary to Catholic Teaching

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/congresswoman-delauro-ryan-budget-contrary-to-catholic-teaching-73381/#SHreRlmiwl57mZot.99

Interview: Catholic Priest on Ryan Budget and Church Doctrine

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/interview-catholic-priest-on-ryan-budget-and-church-doctrine-73582/#z5r1Toh6AZpjLrOY.99

Evangelical Christians Agree, Disagree on Budget Priorities

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/evangelical-christians-agree-disagree-on-budget-priorities-73664/#c1OvgE12q5IrD0HH.99

Also, here is an article about Ryan’s compromise Medicare reform bill with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.):

Rep. Ryan, Sen. Wyden Propose Bipartisan Medicare Fix

And finally, here is an analysis I wrote arguing that Republicans and Democrats may be closer to a budget deal than you might think:
Behind The Hype, Democrats, GOP May Be Closer to a Budget Deal Than You Think

Inaugural Post: Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to the first post of my new blog. I hope to use this blog to share my thoughts about religion, evangelicalism, theology, politics, and culture. I also maintain a political blog, learningaboutpolitics.com. That blog is intentionally non-partisan and intended to serve those looking for a basic understanding of politics. My intent for this blog is to write on a wider variety of topics and to be more forthright about my political views. Continue reading